›Queeres Verlegen‹ is about publishing, writing, translating, editing, proofreading, printing, supporting and much more. Participants are involved in small presses, political initiatives and associations, zine projects, whose structure and content is motivated by a queer-feminist approach. Their work is important though largely invisible in overall society and even in our ’scenes‘. The actors relate in their political commitment, in their readiness to take positions and put themselves and their work into perspective, in their persistence and patience of publishing emancipative text without any prospect of economic success. Publishing is one articulation of queer politics.
This attempt to shape our worlds and futures through those countless pages earns a platform, where these attitudes may flourish in appreciation, celebration and exchange. The fair is not a book fair in a classical sense (the orientation of big fairs is rather dismissed) – we aim at actual political networking, discussing, listening and reading for a vitally common future.